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English definition of “baseball”

baseball

noun [C or U]     /ˈbeɪs.bɔːl/ US  /-bɑːl/
A1 (the ball used in) a game played especially in North America by two teams of nine players, in which a player hits a ball with a bat (= stick) and tries to run around four bases on a large field before the other team returns the ball: Jake never played baseball like the other kids. He had a baseball and a couple of bats in his sports bag.Baseball and roundersGeneral terms used in ball sports
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